The HERM Award, introduced in 2018, is presented annually to a KL team member who exemplifies the values and spirit of Kruggel Lawton. Nominations for the HERM Award are submitted by individuals or teams at the firm with the winner being selected by an internal committee.
Nick Muller is a Senior Staff Accounting in the firm's South Bend office. He joined KL full time in 2022 after completing two tax season internships, and is experienced in bookkeeping as well as corporate and individual tax returns.
"Nick exemplifies the values and spirit of KL through his drive, compassion, work ethic, and outside-the-box thinking. He has a remarkable sense of humor and kindness that makes him a joy to work with. He is disciplined, motivated, and proactive with his clients. As a member of the KL technology team, he embraces new tools and resources to better serve our clients and streamline internal processes. I admire Nick personally and professionally. He is a very talented accountant and a great member of the team." - Michelle Gantt, Staff Accountant at Kruggel Lawton
In his spare time, Nick camping, hiking, playing board games and bike riding while spending time with family and friends. During winter months, he gets out often for snowboarding and cross country skiing. Whenever he gets a chance, he can be found honing his woodworking and remodeling skills which have been passed down through his family.
Past HERM Award recipients
2022 - Terry Bush
2021 - Josh Brown
2020 - Joy Miller (retired)
2019 - Stephanie VanOverberghe